Hearing innovations have become increasingly important as the world’s population begins to understand the daunting reality of what is to come as 900 million people are at risk of debilitating hearing loss by 2050. These problems have compounded as the current population continues to age and issues that were initially undocumented have come to the forefront.
While the World Health Organization states that 60 percent of hearing loss can be prevented, those cases that can not can be assisted through technologies such as hearing aids and surgically implanted electronic cochlear implants. These devices are of great benefit to the hard-of-hearing because they make it possible for them to communicate and socialize with others.
Three innovative companies are looking to bridge the cap between hearing loss and technology. These companies were honored at the 2018 Edison Awards for their innovate contributions.
Earlens brings people with hearing loss closer to normal hearing than any other hearing aid can. A behind-the-ear Processor and Light Tip convert sound into pulses of non-visible light that activate a custom Lens on the eardrum, thereby delivering the broadest frequency range on the market.
ReSound LiNX 3D is a revolutionary new hearing aid from GN Hearing that redefines modern hearing care. Offering the first comprehensive remote fine-tuning capabilities, ReSound LiNX 3D allows users to request and download updates from their hearing care professional via the cloud.
Beltone Trust™ hearing aids bring those with hearing loss unprecedented sound quality and the ability to connect with their Hearing Care Professionals outside regularly scheduled appointments, offering the most complete hearing care experience available today.
These innovative companies have not only embodied Thomas Edison’s ideas, but are making a difference for generations to come.
If your organization is working on a product that will assist the population by providing hearing solution, let the Edison Awards help spread the word. Nominations are opening soon visit www.edisonawards.com for more information or subscribe to our mailing list to stay up-to-date with news and notes from the world of innovation.
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